Saturday 1st April 2017
Marquette University: 604 North 16th street, Milwaukee, United States
The Human Performance Assessment Core (HPAC) is proud to sponsor/host the 1st annual Marquette University Indoor Triathlon. The tri takes place on campus and includes swim, bike, and run, all within a few blocks. HPAC is a new laboratory in Exercise Science whose goal is to be a community resource for human performance testing including metabolic testing, bone density scans, body composition, strength testing, and more. More information on this department can be accessed via Toni.Uhrich@mu.edu.
The indoor triathlon will consist of a 400-yard swim in Marquette's Rec Center, a 10-mile bike indoors on the HPAC's Computrainer, and a run outdoors that is 3 loops (mostly flat) on MU's 1.00 Marquette Mile. On the run, you will get a great tour of Marquette from the Engineering building to GESU to the new law school building. The event also includes a tour of the HPAC labs, secure bike storage/corral, and an HPAC giveaway. For those of you who are competitive, this is a USA Triathlon qualifier for Age Group and Collegiate Nationals. Indoor triathlons are new to the Midwest, and we are glad to be putting on this event to give more opportunities to race in the winter months. There will be a participant limit of 80 people, so sign up early! Waves of 10 people will go off approximately every 40 minutes. Transition times will not be counted to your time. Swim to Bike is 15 minutes & Bike to Run is 10 minutes. Wave assignments will be given out the last week of March.
Mark Caballero, MS is a USA Triathlon certified Level 1 coach, Youth and Junior coach, and race director and an elite performance specialist at Marquette University. He has partnered with his colleagues to put on an indoor triathlon, presented by the new Human Performance Assessment Core (link coming soon!). A huge benefit is that the swim (pool), bike (inside the labs on a computrainer) and run (outside) starts are all within 2 blocks!
This event is USAT sanctioned! It's a qualifier for both USAT Collegiate and Age Group Nationals. So dust off the racing flats and get ready for this sprint race.
Swim- 400 yd
Bike- 16.09 km (10 miles) lab grade computrainer
run- 4.83 km (3 miles) outside on the Marquette Mile (3 loops)
Schedule: Waves of 10 athletes will start at approximately 7:30 and go off every 40 mins after that. Plan to arrive about 1+ hrs before your wave starts. Waves assigned 3 days prior to the event (right after registration closes) or sooner.
Arrival procedure: Sign in (Cramer Hall basement), sign HPAC waiver, orientation of space, bike check in (Cramer 050)
Parking info: 16th street parking structure is secure, easy to use, and available for only $3 on Saturdays. The lot is on the left side of 16th street (one way, going north) between Wisconsin Ave. and Wells St. *Note: street parking is mainly 2 hours so the lot might be your best bet.
Address: 749 N. 16th Street
Waivers: HPAC (signed at check in).
ID: USAT license checked at registration. You must show this ID (physical copy or even a screen shot of your USAT ID/membership phone app) to the registration table to race!
Flow of event:
Check in – Cramer basement level (40 minutes before start)
Swim- rec center, bring swimsuit, TOWEL(!), change of clothes. A warm up lane will be available at all times. post swim, change and then walk over to Cramer Hall 010 where the bikes will be. A volunteer will help you get your bike from transition and set up on the trainers.
Bike- Cramer Hall 010. Bring sweat towel, fluids, and make sure your bike does not have very heavy treads or knobby tires. These are not compatible with the computrainer.
Run- meeting near the check in table. Run starts outside of Cramer hall and goes towards the lake.
Refund policy: This event supports student learning opportunities in our laboratory facilities. There are no refunds.
604 North 16th street, Cramer Hall, Room 215, Milwaukee